Amendment #16 to H.55
An Amendment relative to public benefit requirements
Representatives Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica move that the bill be amended by adding the following new section::—
SECTION XX. (a) Definitions.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:-
“Federal Public Benefits,” the same meaning as provided in section 1611 of Title 8 of the United States Code.
“State Public Benefits,” the same meaning as provided in section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.
(b). Except as where otherwise provided for by federal, general, or special law, all state public benefits and all federal public benefits shall only be received by individuals who are citizens of the commonwealth and for persons who are residents of the commonwealth and have proper verifiable documents or identification from their country of origin”.